May 16, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

Season 3 Episode 12

“The swiftest path to destruction is through vengeance.”


Troubled by Asajj Ventress’ growing prowess with the dark side of the Force, Darth Sidious commands Count Dooku to eliminate her. But Ventress survives Dooku’s assassination attempt, and the jilted former apprentice vows to take revenge, enlisting the aid of her kinswomen — the mystical Nightsisters — in her sinister scheme.

Mother Talzin, leader of the Nightsisters, veils Asajj and her fellow assassins in a cloak of invisibility, and they infiltrate Dooku’s palace on Serenno. Though they fail to kill the Count, their use of captured Jedi lightsabers leads Dooku to mistakenly believe that the Jedi have tried to kill him. Interested in protection, he requests a new apprentice from Mother Talzin.

Nightsisters Commentary, Preview, and Episode Guide. Preview for whole Nightsister arc.

Concept Art and Trivia

The Tankgirl influence for the appearance of Young Ventress and the Nightsisters is pretty clear.

TankGirl youngventress

The Water of Life sequence marks the first use of flashbacks in a Star Wars episode, be they theatrical or made for television.

A theremin is used for Nightsister magic sounds effects.

Stars are always visible in the sky in this arc, even during the day.

Watch Mother Talzin’s robes, they are always moving even when she’s doing nothing.


Darth Maul/Sith Witch concept art from The Phantom Menace


Concept art of the Nightsister lair


Concept art of the salvage ship landing on Dathomir